The Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) program was established in 1951 to meet the insurance needs of certain veterans with service connected disabilities. S-DVI is available in a variety of permanent plans as well as term insurance. Policies are issued for a maximum face amount of $10,000.
You can apply for S-DVI if you meet the following 4 criteria:
- You were released from active duty under other than dishonorable conditions on or after April 25, 1951
- You were rated for a service-connected disability (even if only 0%)
- You are in good health except for any service-connected conditions
- You apply within 2 years from the date VA grants your new service-connected disability.
Note: An increase in an existing service-connected disability or the granting of individual unemployability of a previous rated condition does not entitle a veteran to this insurance.
You can apply for basic S-DVI online. Follow this link for more information about applying for S-DVI online.